The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host the eighth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 tournament between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on September 26. Both the teams have lost their respective opening matches and will play their second game of the tournament against each other.
The Australian allrounder Mitchell Marsh, who was bought by SRH ahead of this season, has been ruled out of the tournament because of injury. Although Jason Holder has been announced his replacement, the Hyderabad has got a huge blow with Mitchell’s ouster.
IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders vs SunRisers Hyderabad: Pitch Report
This will be the third clash of the IPL 2020 that Sheikh Zayed Stadium will be hosting. In the last two matches in this ground, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) while chasing the target against Mumbai Indians (MI) came out as the winner while KKR lost their opener match against Mumbai Indians (MI) at chasing. As it is known, the pitch will assist the spinners but the pacers can beat the batsman with pace. The dew will also trouble the bowlers in the second innings.
IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders vs SunRisers Hyderabad: Weather Forecast
The maximum temperature on Saturday in Abu Dhabi is 37 degrees Celsius while the minimum expected temperature is 29 degrees Celsius. The wind will blow at the speed of 11 km/hr during the match time. Looking at the weather forecast, the weather of the Abu Dhabi will be pleasant than the past days which is a relief factor for SRH and KKR players.
KKR Predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier
SRH Predicted XI: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natrajan